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High School Musical 2 to Launch UK Tour August 22 logo
High School Musical 2 Live on Stage! will receive its UK premiere this summer, opening at south London's New Wimbledon Theatre on August 22, before embarking on a four-and-a-half month regional tour.

As with the series' original screen-to-stage crossover, High School Musical 2 has a book by David Simpatico (adapted from the original movie script by Peter Barsocchini), and is directed by Jeff Calhoun, with scenic design by Kenneth Foy and choreography by Lisa Stevens. The score includes all the songs from the film soundtrack, including "What Time Is It?", "You Are the Music in Me," and "Fabulous."

In the musical, school's out and the East High Wildcats need summer jobs. Troy, Gabriella, Taylor and Chad all land work at an exclusive country club, but it's not going to be an easy ride as Ryan and Sharpay are vacationing there too.

Since its US premiere in January 2006, the original made-for-TV Disney movie High School Musical has spawned a global phenomenon, including myriad books, DVDs, CDs and games. High School Musical 2 was first aired in September 2007 and has been seen by over 273 million people around the world, breaking viewing figure records anew.

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